I have what appears to be a standard commercial Gov't Model in the C4388x Ser.# range that I decided to letter. It came back as shipped to: Commanding Officer, 3rd Ambulance Co., New York, on June 22, 1916 in a 5 gun shipment. With a little research, I found an article from the June 29, 1916 edition of the N.Y. Times, stating that this company left Camp Whitman with their newly issued .45's. I would never have known this if I didn't letter this piece.If the 1917s were shipped to similar locations as the Model 1911, things could get interesting. Here's a few examples of 1911 "Shipped To" destinations:
Serial numbers 150301-150400: Commanding Officer, New York Arsenal, Governor's Island for Gen Pershing & Staff.
185801-187200: USMC, 1100 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
367057: Ford Motor Co.
553095: Coast Defense, Ordnance Officer, Key West, FL.
559387: U. S. Chemical Plant, Sultrill, VA.